Faculty Member

Kashinath Bhattacharya




M.Sc., Ph.D.

Contact Address:
Professor & Head, Department of Botany, Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan - 731235



Phone numbers (mobile and/or landline):
+91-3463-262751-6 (6 lines) Ext. 382 (O),
+ 91 33 2550 2253 (R) +91-9434249734 (M)

Research areas:
Palynology, Pollen allergy, Ecology, Biodiversity

Awards and Honours:
• Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology
• Fellow of Indian College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
• Fellow of Indian Aerobiological Society
• Core Member of INDSUBIO (Indian Sub-Continent Biomization) Project under the auspices of Bristol Research Initiative of the Dynamic Global Environment (BRIDGE). Group Leader : Prof. Sandy Harrison
• Core Member, GEO Task US09-01a: Earth Observation Priorities for Human Health: Aeroallergens SBA (Sponsored by NASA). Group Leader : Hillel Koren, University of North Carolina, USA.

Ten Significant publications :
• Mir Musaraf Hussain, P. Chakraborty & Bhattacharya K. (2011). Pollen grains of queen sago (Cycas circinalis L.), a source of aeroallergen from West Bengal, India: an immunochemical approach", Aerobiologia, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10453-011-9209-z ( Impact factor= 1.173)
• Boral D, Chatterjee S. & Bhattacharya K. (2004). Occurrence and allergising potential of airborne pollen in West Bengal, India. Annals of Agriculture and Environmental Medicine. 11: 45-52. ( Impact factor= 1.538)
• Majumdar M.R & Bhattacharya K. (2004). Measurement of Indoor fungal contaminants causing allergy among the workers of paper related Industries of West Bengal, India. Indoor & Built Environment. Karger. 13: 189-197. ( Impact factor= 0.698)
• Bhattacharya K. & Raha S. (2002) Deteriorative changes of maize, ground nut and soybean seeds by fungi in storage. Mycopathologia. Kluwer Acad. Pub. 155: 135-141. ( Impact factor= 1.810)
• Bhattacharya K., Raha S. & Majumder M.R. (2001). Measuring indoor fungal contaminants in rural West Bengal, India, with reference to allergic symptoms. Indoor & Built Environment, Karger.10:40-47. (Impact factor= 0.698)
• Boral D & Bhattacharya K. (2000) Aerobiology, allergenicity and biochemistry of three pollen types in Berhampore town of West Bengal, India. Aerobiologia. Springer,16: 417-422. ( Impact factor= 1.173)
• Chakraborty Soma, Sen S.K. & Bhattacharya K. (2000). Indoor and outdoor aeromycological survey in Burdwan, West Bengal. Aerobiologia. Springer, 16: 211-219. ( Impact factor= 1.173)
• Gupta Bhattacharya, S., Bhattacharya, K. and Chanda, S. (1994). Pollen grains of Cocos nucifera L., a dominant aeroallergen from India : A clinical approach. Ann. Agric. Environ. Med. Vol. 1 : 28-32. ( Impact factor= 1.538)
• Bhattacharya K. & Datta B. (1992). Anthesis and pollen release of some plants of West Bengal, India. Grana. Taylor & Francis, Sweden. 31: 67 71( Impact factor= 0.842)
• Bhattacharya, K. & Chanda, S. (1992). Late Quaternary Vegetational history of Upper Assam, India. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Vol.72 : 325-333.(impact factor = 2.145)

Book Published :
• Bhattacharya, K. and Gupta Bhattacharya, S. (1999). Pollen allergy and Environment (Parag allergy O Paribesh). In Bengali language. West Bengal State Book Board, Govt. of West Bengal, ISBN-81-247-0298-5, p.76.
• Bhattacharya, K., Majumdar, M.R. & Gupta Bhattacharya S. (2006). A Text Book of Palynology. New Central Book Agency (P) Ltd., Kolkata. ISBN-81-7381-500-3, p.352
• Hait, G., Bhattacharya, K. & Ghosh, A. (2007). A Text Book of Botany, Volume 1. New Central Book Agency (P) Ltd., Kolkata. ISBN-81-7381-547-X, p.725
• Bhattacharya, K., Hait, G. & Ghosh, A. (2007). A Text Book of Botany, Volume 2. New Central Book Agency (P) Ltd., Kolkata. ISBN-81-7381-550-0, p.746

Book Edited :
• Dutta, N.M., Gupta Bhattacharya, S. Mandal, S. & Bhattacharya, K. (Eds). (1998). Current Concepts in Pollen-Spore and Biopollution Research. Research Periodicals & Book Publishing House, Houston, Texas, USA, p.395

Number of Ph.D students produced :